IFC Building Hong Kong
- Possibly the world's single most important financial and business complex.
- Tower 2 is the second tallest building in Hong Kong (14th in the world in 2012) at 415 meters (1, 362 feet) high.
- It is the single most important building complex in Hong Kong.
- Hong Kong's No. 1 transportation hub has four subway lines and ferry access.
- The 60-story Four Seasons Hotel has two Michelin 3-star restaurants.
- The IFC Mall is one of the plushest malls in Hong Kong.
Tourist AttractionThe Hong Kong IFC Tower
The IFC complex is an important building complex for tourists. This is because it has one of the plushest of Hong Kong's biggest malls and is the city's transportation center. These reasons and more make it a tourist highlight in Hong Kong.
The building is hard to miss. It is the second tallest in Hong Kong and guards the Victoria Harbor entrance together with its twin, the ICC Tower. The design scheme for the towers was to suggest two lighthouse towers at the approach.
It plays a prominent role in the Symphony of Lights display put on for tourists at the Avenue of Stars.
Many tourists love browsing through the cavernous mall and the adjacent MTR complex and finding boutique luxury brand stores, starred restaurants and coffee shops to relax in, and bookstores to browse in. The windows and open deck overlook Victoria Harbor.
A Very Important Building Complex
It is basically the center of Hong Kong's CBD. It also is the transportation center for the whole city.
The IFC complex includes the four subway stations underneath, the mall area, the Four Seasons Hotel, and two office towers called IFC 1 and IFC 2.
It is very important commercially and for world finance for several reasons. It is Hong Kong's financial center and houses the Hong Kong Monetary Authority offices and major company offices. It is next to the Hong Kong Stock Exchange.
Hong Kong is now ranked as the top financial center in the world, ahead of London and New York. The World Economic Forum ranked Hong Kong as the world's top financial center in 2011. As the world economy falters, and China's economy continues to grow quickly, so Hong Kong's lead may grow.
A Tourist Attraction
The IFC Tower and its complex is also a tourist attraction. The building, the adjacent mall under it, and the adjacent Four Seasons Hotel are designed for visitors and tourists. Tourists will be interested in seeing the view from the windows, eating at the starred restaurants, shopping in the IFC Mall, seeing its light display, and in staying at the Four Seasons.
There are several Michelin-starred restaurants in the IFC complex. The Four Seasons Hotel houses the 3-starred Caprice for French cuisine and Lung King Heen for Cantonese cuisine. At least according to the Michelin guide, these are the finest Cantonese and French restaurants in Hong Kong.
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